Input sought on Palo Verde Park alternatives

The Pinal County Open Space and Trails Department is asking the public to review four alternatives for the proposed Palo Verde Regional Park.

The park is more than 20,000 acres of mostly Bureau of Land Management land on the west side of Pinal County, stretching from Interstate 8 to the south and Highway 238 to the north.

“We’ve had three public meetings with various ideas for the park,” Kent Taylor, Pinal County Open Space and Trails Director said.  “Thanks to the public input, data analysis, inventory of the assets of the park and recreational needs, we have come up with four alternatives that we want the public to comment on regarding the future of the proposed park.”

“Alternative A is a No Action Alternative,” stated Board of Supervisors Vice-Chairman Anthony Smith.  “This is considered our baseline for comparison to the other alternatives.  Under the No Action Alternative, the Bureau of Land Management would continue land management of the property as it does today.”

To review the alternatives and leave comments for the proposed Palo Verde Regional Park go to: and complete the questionnaire.  All replies must be received by Friday, July 15.

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